Hollywood’s finest book into Ireland

Category: P.S. I Love You News | Posted by: admin
Article Date: October 17, 2006 | Publication: The Irish Post | Author: Editors
Publication/Article Link:http://www.irishpost.co.uk

HOLLYWOOD’S finest have set up base in Ireland to make the movie of Cecilia Ahern’s first book PS, I Love You.

Hilary Swank and Kathy Bates were among the first of the big name stars to arrive for the 10 weeks it will take to shoot scenes in locations around Wicklow and Dublin, before moving to New York.

The cameras rolled as the pair filmed the first scene in the movie in a working farmhouse in the Wicklow mountains.

Gardaí decided to close off the roads near Roundwood as the two actresses arrived at the farm in a Dublin-registered Mercedes taxi for the first takes.

Friends star Lisa Kudrow is also part of the cast and while on a day off from filming chose to go shopping in Dublin’s Grafton Street.

The country is also set for a further A-list invasion over the coming weeks as Scottish actor Gerard Butler and Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s James Marsters also arrive to appear in the film. Grey’s Anatomy star Jeffrey Dean Morgan also has a supporting role.

The film centres on a widow, Holly (Swank), whose life takes an unexpected turn when she discovers 10 letters left by her late husband (Butler) to help ease her pain and start a new life. Lisa Kudrow will play one of Swank’s best friends who is a successful and single press agent in the Big Apple.

Morgan plays an Irish singer who Swank’s character Holly falls for while in Dublin.

Alcon Entertainment’s big screen adaptation is directed by Richard LaGravenese of The Horse Whisperer, who has previously worked with Swank on the forthcoming film Freedom Writers. He co-wrote the script for PS, I Love You and previously penned The Bridges of Madison County.